Applies to TestComplete 14.70, last modified on October 26, 2020

Description

The Pause method is an analogue to breakpoints in keyword tests and scripts. It allows you to pause the test execution on the keyword test operation or script line that follows the method call. The “stop” line is highlighted as if it contains a breakpoint. You can use the pause to evaluate variables and expressions, explore the call stack and perform other actions. You can then continue the debugging by stepping through your test, or press to continue the test run.

To call the method from a keyword test, use the Run Code Snippet or Call Object Method operations.

Declaration

Runner.Pause()

Result None

Applies To

The method is applied to the following object:

Result Value

None.

Remarks

The Pause method will not stop the test execution, if the  Enable Debugging button on the Test Engine toolbar is not pressed.

The method also does not perform any actions if the project is executed in TestExecute or if TestComplete was opened in Silent mode.

Example

The following example demonstrates how to use the Runner.Pause method to pause the test execution and enable the debugging mode.

JavaScript, JScript

function Test()
{
  // Launches the tested application and performs testing actions
  TestedApps.SampleApp.Run();
  …
  // Pauses testing and activates step-by-step debugging
  Runner.Pause();
  // Performs testing actions
  
}

Python

def Test():
  # Launches the tested application and performs testing actions
  TestedApps.SampleApp.Run()
  # ...
  # Pauses testing and activates step-by-step debugging
  Runner.Pause()
  # Performs testing actions
  # ...

VBScript

Sub Test

  ' Launches the tested application and performs testing actions
  TestedApps.SampleApp.Run
  …
  ' Pauses testing and activates step-by-step debugging
  Runner.Pause
  ' Performs testing actions
  
End Sub

DelphiScript

procedure Test();
begin
  // Launches the tested application and performs testing actions
  TestedApps.SampleApp.Run;
  …
  // Pauses testing and activates step-by-step debugging
  Runner.Pause;
  // Performs testing actions
  
end;

C++Script, C#Script

function Test()
{
  // Launches the tested application and performs testing actions
  TestedApps["SampleApp"]["Run"]();
  …
  // Pauses testing and activates step-by-step debugging
  Runner["Pause"]();
  // Performs testing actions
  
}

See Also

Activating Debugger From Tests
Debugging Tests
Debugging Tests - Overview

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